Research Quality, Impact, Indicators and Metrics in Hydraulic Engineering and Applied Fluid Mechanics
for Professor Hubert Chanson (The University of Queensland)

Applied Hydrodynamics: An Introduction 2014Hubert CHANSON is a Professor in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Fluid Mechanics at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests include design of hydraulic structures, experimental investigations of two-phase flows, applied hydrodynamics, hydraulic engineering, water quality modelling, environmental fluid mechanics, estuarine processes and natural resources. He has been an active consultant for both governmental agencies and private organisations. His publication record includes over 850 international refereed papers and his work was cited over 4,300 times (WoS) to 15,500 times (Google Scholar) since 1990. His h-index is 34 (WoS), 38 (Scopus) and 61 (Google Scholar), and he is ranked among the 150 most cited researchers in civil engineering in Shanghai’s Global Ranking of Academics. Hubert Chanson is the author of twenty books, including "Hydraulic Design of Stepped Cascades, Channels, Weirs and Spillways" (Pergamon, 1995), "Air Bubble Entrainment in Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows" (Academic Press, 1997), "The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow : An Introduction" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1st edition 1999, 2nd editon 2004), "The Hydraulics of Stepped Chutes and Spillways" (Balkema, 2001), "Environmental Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004), "Tidal Bores, Aegir, Eagre, Mascaret, Pororoca: Theory And Observations" (World Scientific, 2011) and "Applied Hydrodynamics: an Introduction" (CRC Press, 2014). He co-authored two further books "Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists" (IPC Press, 2002) and "Fluid Mechanics for Ecologists. Student Edition" (IPC, 2006). His textbook "The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flows : An Introduction" has already been translated into Spanish (McGraw-Hill Interamericana) and Chinese (Hydrology Bureau of Yellow River Conservancy Committee), and the second edition was published in 2004. In 2003, the IAHR presented him with the 13th Arthur Ippen Award for outstanding achievements in hydraulic engineering. The American Society of Civil Engineers, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI) presented him with the 2004 award for the Best Practice paper in the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering ("Energy Dissipation and Air Entrainment in Stepped Storm Waterway" by Chanson and Toombes 2002) and the 2018 Honorable Mention Paper Award for  "Minimum Specific Energy and Transcritical Flow in Unsteady Open-Channel Flow" by Castro-Orgaz and Chanson (2016) in the ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. The Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) presented him the 2017 Baker. Medal. Hubert Chanson edited further several books : "Fluvial, Environmental and Coastal Developments in Hydraulic Engineering" (Mossa, Yasuda & Chanson 2004, Balkema), "Hydraulics. The Next Wave" (Chanson & Macintosh 2004, Engineers Australia), "Hydraulic Structures: a Challenge to Engineers and Researchers" (Matos & Chanson 2006, The University of Queensland), "Experiences and Challenges in Sewers: Measurements and Hydrodynamics" (Larrate & Chanson 2008, The University of Queensland), "Hydraulic Structures: Useful Water Harvesting Systems or Relics?" (Janssen & Chanson 2010, The University of Queensland), "Balance and Uncertainty: Water in a Changing World" (Valentine et al. 2011, Engineers Australia), "Hydraulic Structures and Society – Engineering Challenges and Extremes" (Chanson and Toombes 2014, University of Queensland), "Energy Dissipation in Hydraulic Structures" (Chanson 2015, IAHR Monograph, CRC Press). He chaired the Organisation of the 34th IAHR World Congress held in Brisbane, Australia between 26 June and 1 July 2011. He chaired the Scientific Committee of the 5th IAHR International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures held in Brisbane in June 2014. He chairs the Organisation of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference in Brisbane, Australia on 6-10 December 2020.

His Internet home page is He also developed a gallery of photographs website {} that received more than 2,000 hits per month since inception.

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Biliography on research quality and impact
   CHANSON, H. (2009). "Digital Publishing, Indexing and Ethics: Implications in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering and Research." Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, Vol. 135, No. 4, pp. 117-121 (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2009)135:4(117)) (ISSN 0733-9380). (PDF file at UQeSpace)
   CHANSON, H. (2008). "The Impact of the Digital Information Revolution on Enginering Publications." in "Current Trends in Engineering Mechanics", Engineering and Computational Mechanics, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, Vol. 161, No. EM2, pp. 85-87 (DOI: 10.1680/eacm.2008.161.2.85) (ISSN 1755-0777 [Print] 1747-0785 [Online]) (PDF file at UQeSpace)
    CHANSON, H. (2008). "Digital Publishing, Ethics and Hydraulic Engineering: the Elusive or "Boring" Bore?" Proceedings of 2nd International Junior Researcher and Engineer Workshop on Hydraulic Structures (IJREW'08), 30 July-1 Aug. 2008, Pisa, Italy, S. PAGLIARA Ed., Edizioni Plus, Università di Pisa, Keynote lecture, pp. 3-13 (ISBN 978-88-8492-568-8). (PDF file at UQeSpace)
   CHANSON, H. (2008). "Some Experience with Digitial Publishing, Open Access Repository, Research Impact and Quality." Proc.Open Access Collection workshop, Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories, Brisbane, 14 Feb., 12 pages. (PDF file at UQeSpace)
   CHANSON, H. (2007). "Research Quality, Publications and Impact in Civil Engineering into the 21st Century. Publish or Perish, Commercial versus Open Access, Internet versus Libraries ?" Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC, Vol. 34, No. 8, pp. 946-951 (DOI:10.1169/L07-027) (ISSN 0315-1468). (PDF file at UQeSpace)
   CHANSON, H. (2007). "Impact of Commercial Search Engines and International Databases on Engineering Teaching and Research." European Journal of Engineering Education, SEFI, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 261-269 (doi: 10.1080/030437901423815) (ISSN 0304-3797 print / ISSN 1469-5898 online). (PDF file at UQeSpace)
   CHANSON, H. (2005). "Commercial Search Engines, International Databases or Traditional Libraries ?" Jl of Hyd. Res., IAHR, Vol. 43, No. 6, Supplement, pp. A85-87 (ISSN 0022-1686). (also IAHR Newsletter, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp. 85-87.) (PDF file at UQeSpace)

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